Tried and true, old-world Italian classics fill a very extensive and diverse menu. Seventeen years ago, in June of 1998, La Locanda Ristorante became an integral part of the Delaware County culinary landscape.   It's a gem still recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the entire area and well beyond its own boundaries.   Read...

Tucked inside the Old World Wisconsin-like Stonewood Village in Brookfield is a cozy Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizzas. Still the most common style of pizza in Italy, Neopolitan pies are the godfather of American pizza as we know it today. Everything from national chains to Maria's and Ian's are descendants of Neapolitan pizzas. T...

Franco and Margaret Romagnoli brought real Italian cooking to a national audience in the mid-1970s with their public television series "The Romagnolis' Table." The show sparked a number of cookbooks and three restaurants. "They presented to the American public for the first time what was authentically served at the table by the multitudes," Ma...

by Teresa Politano   Given the swarms of Italian restaurants in this state, and the fierce loyalty they inspire, it might be fair to classify a significant portion of the job of a Jersey restaurant critic as waxing poetic over one meatball or another. Which is no small writing challenge, waxing poetic over a meatball. Of course, one mig...

By Jenn Harris Melrose Avenue is about to be home to a new neighborhood Italian restaurant. Stephen Kalt, known as the former executive chef of Corsa Cucina at the Wynn Las Vegas and as the chef at Fornelletto at the Borgata Hotel and Casino, is opening his newest venture, Spartina, in the former Melgard space at the corner of Melrose Avenue...

Need an excuse to visit Summerlin, the master-planned community on the western side of Las Vegas? Look no further than the new Italian restaurant Salute Trattoria Italiana at Red Rock Resort. Chef Luciano Sautto, a native of Naples, Italy, brings family recipes handed down for generations as well as simple ingredients for his surprisingly ligh...

by Patricia Talorico   I hope you have a sweet tooth. Our mailbag, and voice mail, was flooded with suggestions after a reader last week asked where to find good cannoli now that Serpe's Bakery in Elsmere is out of commission due to its Dec. 24 fire.   We received dozens of ideas in and around Delaware. Clara and Jack Rust of Newark s...

By Andi Berlin   Just in time for Valentine's Day: The bustling Joesler Village shopping center at River and Campbell has a new date spot specializing in gourmet Italian food.   Orenccios Ristorante Terrazza opened its doors last week, bringing in wood-fired pizzas and a substantial seafood menu including dishes like lobster ravioli a...

By Corby Kummer   Boston has certainly never had a dearth of Italian restaurants. There are the North End red-sauce joints, of course, which are mostly Italian-American, and a handful of chef-owned places that happily offer inspired takes on the standards—Coppa, La Morra, and Il Casale. But there haven't been many restaurants offering much i...

Gli agenti della polizia giudiziaria hanno messo i sigilli al popolare ristorante di Jersey City Casa Dante, che tra i suoi clienti famosi annoverava il leggendario Yankee Phil Rizzuto, a causa di una disputa sull'affitto arretrato che gli attuali prorietari dovrebbero al padrone di casa. Il ristorante Casa Dante, situato lungo Newark Avenue, in p...